The Dark Side of Korean Drama - Part 1 2011/12/17,
It's no big mystery, by now, that celebrities are having it rough in Korea. Singers and actors alike. These problems are also present in the kpop industry, but others are better equipped to talk about those than I. So I will be focusing on actors for this article, especially those who work in television. A tough place to be, for an artist. I will also talk about these issues in general, as well as in relation to the actors.
The problems with television are indeed many and they all have their reasons, their guilty parties and their own impact on the lives of the people they touch. They also have ways to be dealt with and people who can do that. People with power to effect change and improve both actors' lives and the industry as well. But I will talk a bit about the major problems in this post. The working conditions, the issue of quality, censorship and playing it safe and the spoiled and cruel audience,...More
Dramas ready to ban 2011/11/19, Source,
Article below was written as a joke targetting Commision that banned "A Thousand Kisses". So I advise not to take this seriously, but have fun during this gloomy November day (or night).
I prepared the list (with help of some readers on the blog) of dramas, that Comission board may take under the consideration of banning. And when you're on it, ban,...More
Lesbians in drama test society's limits 2011/08/18, Source,
Characters from the KBS "Drama Special - The Daughters of Club Bilitis" converse at a Korean bar. Online replays of the TV drama, based on the lives of three lesbian couples, were removed three days after it aired. Provided by KBS
KBS aired its first program with a lesbian theme, "Drama Special - The Daughters of Club Bilitis", earlier this month, showing how domestic networks are challenging the nation's traditionally conservative society and its oft-cited distaste for gay people and culture.
However, online replays of the one-act drama, based on the lives of three couples and named after America's first lesbian rights organization, were pulled three days after it aired on Aug. 8 due to public pressure,...More
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